Land auction starts today

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The state of Michigan is planning to auction nearly 700 tax-foreclosed properties in 12 counties this week.

The parcels might be vacant residential or commercial lots or might have occupied or abandoned structures on them. Nearly 350 parcels in northern Michigan will be auctioned off today at the Ramada Inn in Grayling. The parcels are in Dickinson, Iosco, Iron, Kalkaska, Keweenaw, Luce and Mecosta counties.

More than 330 mid-Michigan properties in Branch, Clinton, Eaton, Livingston and Shiawassee counties will go to auction on Wednesday at the Ramada Lansing Hotel & Conference Center. Properties being auctioned have been foreclosed due to delinquent property taxes. For more information, visit